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[Spanish State] Communiqué from anarchists Mónica Cabellero and Francisco Solar

  • Posted on: 11 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From contra info, translated by anonymous

Received on March 10th, 2017:
(These words arrived with a delay due to the restrictive communications of the Spanish extermination centers. On March 7th, 2017 Mónica and Francisco were finally released to Chile, where they were greeted with a great deal of media and repressive threats. Finally today, they have returned to the street with their dignity intact.)

Inside the Radical Squat Pushing for Gender Equality in the Anarchist Movement

  • Posted on: 1 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Broadly

by Daniel Shkolnik MAR 1 2017 5:44 PM

Spain's economic recession has led to a proliferation of "okupas," or squats, that combine vaguely illegal housing with leftwing ideology. For the feminists of Seville's La Revolución, who occupy a 125-year-old building owned by a bank, that means no men are allowed.

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Anarchist prisoners Mónica Caballero & Francisco Solar to be expelled from Spain and released in Chile soon

  • Posted on: 16 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

According to corporate media in Spain and Chile, the Audiencia Nacional (National Court) of Spain decided on January 30 to commute the rest of Mónica and Francisco‘s sentence to expulsion. The lawyers of the comrades are thought to have requested for article 89 of the Spanish Penal Code to be invoked which allows for foreign citizens serving more than one year’s imprisonment to have their sentence replaced with expulsion from the Spanish state. The comrades had their original sentence of 12 years reduced on appeal to 4 years and 6 months last December which means they have now served more than a third of their sentence.

Galicia: New operation against Gabriel Pombo da Silva and Elisa Di Bernardo (Spain)

  • Posted on: 1 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

Careful who you call comrade!

Tuesday, 24 January, on the outskirts of Vigo (Mos), a deployment of about 60 armed men between the Guardia Civil and secret agents, searched (and almost destroyed) the house where Gabriel Pombo da Silva had lived for a few months with his partner Elisa Bernardo. At dawn the two were violently awakened, handcuffed and separated … aim: to find firearms and explosives! The search lasted about eight hours and in spite of the means employed (dogs and high technology radar tools), gave no results … among the things seized there is the usual “interesting” anarchist material, cameras, maps of various cities, some cable and old malfunctioning cell phones.

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Prison sentence against Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero reduced to four and a half years

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

On December 16th 2016, the Supreme Court announced its decision on the appeal filed by the defense of anarchists Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero, who were each sentenced to 12 years in prison at first instance.

Their sentence was reduced to 4½ years of imprisonment, in addition to 143,317 euros as compensation for damages caused by the explosion at the Basilica of the Pillar in Zaragoza in October 2013.

Mónica & Francisco: Distance, control and punishment. The importance of dispersion in the prison system of the Spanish State.

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

During the almost three years that we have been confined by different prisons of the Spanish State, there is one aspect that particularly calls attention to its determinant importance in prison life; we refer to the dispersion.

Review: News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

  • Posted on: 8 September 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Book Review

Charlatan Stew, ed., News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

Reviewed by Pedro Garcia-Guirao

ANARCHIST STUDIES Volume 21 Number 1

Charlatan Stew, ed., News of the Spanish Revolution: Anti-authoritarian Perspectives on the Events

Berkeley & London: Kate Sharpley Library, 2012, 88pp. ISBN 978-1-87360-516-5

A Non-Pacifist's Critique Of The Gun Debate

  • Posted on: 6 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Radicals around me from the far-Left, mainly anarchists, Marxists, and non-affiliated anti-fascists, since Obama was elected, have been up in arms about the looming potential of maybe losing their arms. After another example of mass death via the easy accessibility of mass-murdering weapons, Democratic politicians in the US are trying again to reform the legalize-faire laws on guns. People I know are saying guns=revolution, that they, as a small minority in arms, will have the ability to stop the neoliberal-State and/or fascist-State.

(Spain) Pandora II case dismissed!

  • Posted on: 18 June 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Pandora II dismissed!

The case against nine anarchists arrested in October 2015 in Barcelona and Manresa has been dismissed. They were accused of criminal organization under the antiterrorism law. The magistrate of the Audiencia Nacional affirmed that the mossos d'escuadra [Catalan police force responsible for the investigation] "had limited themselves to informing about meetings, trips, and visits to penitentiary institutions" and had not showed any link with the dozens of sabotage actions the police and press had attributed to them.

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